TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now)- The state attorney general's office and Bisbee town officials have agreed to write a new ordinance which meets the needs of the town and does not violate state law.
In a meeting at the Attorney General's office in Phoenix, which included the lawyers for 12 Arizona cities and organizations, the state reached what he described as a "complete agreement."
The Attorney General Tom Horne held a press conference following the meeting,
He says the conclusion is the town of Bisbee was not trying to supercede state law when it passed a civil union ordinance which violated state law in several areas.
Horne says he's not expressing an opinion about civil unions but a charter city has certain restrictions on what it can allow.
"They can't give rights that are the purview of the state," he says.